Australian Antarctic Festival 2022
The only event of its kind in Australia, the biennial Australian Antarctic Festival brings Antarctica to the Hobart waterfront. The Festival provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a fascinating program of Antarctic science and discovery. We also celebrate the rich international connection with the Antarctic and Hobart’s position as a major Antarctic gateway city.
Visit Hobart and learn what Australians do in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest place on earth.
24 TO 28 August 2022
Fantastic Antarctic Festival Flights with Chimu
Fly into the night and witness one of the world’s natural phenomena, the Southern Lights, also known as the Aurora Australis or Nuyina! Join us for this unique experience before touching down in Hobart to celebrate the Australian Antarctic Festival.
The City of Hobart: Australia's Antarctic Port
A thriving centre for science, logistics, shipping and crew transport servicing the Southern Ocean, Sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica itself.
The Festival is a time to celebrate the work of the Antarctic community and the huge contribution it makes to the social fabric and working economy of Tasmania. Further details coming soon, including information about our: 2022 photography competition; tours; venues; festival program; symposiums; art events; and more.
Antarctic Stamp and Postcard Exhibition
26 to 28 August 2022
Princess Wharf 1 (PW1)
This is a non-competitive Exhibition with limited frames available. Exhibits of philatelic material, postcards and Antarctic collectables are eligible to be shown. The standard 16-sheet APF frames will be used and a unique silver exhibition medal will be presented to all exhibitors.
Chilled: Antarctic Life
Inside and Out
24 July to 7 November 2020
State Library of Tasmania
Days of dark and nights of light. Blizzards and katabatic gales. Remoteness like no other. Accidents, incidents, celebrations and distractions. A unique insight into the lives of Antarctic expeditioners.
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO ©Ballantyne Photography/AAF FOR GRANTING THE FESTIVAL PERMISSION TO USE THEIR IMAGES.
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The Foundation is a not for profit charity seeking funds to promote and encourage public interest in the nation’s Antarctic history including the conservation of Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.
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